Not This Time... a book review and giveaway!

Ellen Cook

4 Stars

April 8, 2012

Book Description:

Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara's husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect.

Then their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn't know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn't fall in love with him, but she can't resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption?


This is the first book I have read written by Vicki Hinze. Her writing is detailed and well-researched. The action begins right in the first chapter and the suspense continually builds upon each new twist and turn in the plot. This book not only gives a fictional view of terrorism, but also the lengths at which people go to protect those they love. Each character is well-developed and the reader is drawn into their personal struggles and achievements.

Click HERE to read Chapter 1!

It did take me a few chapters to be drawn into the storyline and characters. I believe this is due to NOT reading the first two books in the series. I don't believe it took away from the story; I just needed a little bit longer to understand who the main characters were and how they related to each other. Not This Time is the third novel in the Crossroads Crisis Center series.

1 Forget Me Not

2 Deadly Ties

I received a complimentary copy of Not This Time from Waterbrook Multnomah and their Blogging for Books program for this review.